Scripture Verse

My soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation. Psalm 35:9

Introduction

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J. Henry Showalter
1864–1947

Words: George W. Ly­on, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 51.

Music: J. Hen­ry Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ly­on (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Sho­wal­ter, would you ?

Lyrics

There is joy within my soul today,
And my life is filled with wondrous light;
From the throne of Him who reigns above,
Cometh peace that makes my pathway bright.

Refrain

There is joy, there is joy,
There is joy within my soul today;
There is joy, there is sweetest joy,
There is joy within my soul today.

Thro’ the clouds that many times arise,
O’er the billows of life’s restless sea,
Shines the glory of the Savior’s face,
As a blessèd beacon light for me.

Refrain

So I gladly trust and press along,
In my journey to the goal above,
Shielded by His arm from day to day,
Cheered by His sweet presence and His love.

Refrain